(February 1981)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
four times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Paul Levitz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Flash and His Friends! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Elongated Man; Dr. Mid-Nite; Dr. Fate

The Flash and his Friends! (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

The Pied Piper's Double Doom! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Pied Piper; Tower City police officers; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Sue Dibny; Iris West
Synopsis:
The Pied Piper uses his musical control to force both The Flash and The Elongated Man to commmit robberies and forget they did so, but the heroes meet while trying to solve each others' crimes and realize the Pied Piper is behind the scheme, and defeat him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flash is able to temporarily stretch using one drink of Gingold. Original issue credits story script to Gardner Fox.

The See-Nothing Spells of Abra Kadabra! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Justice Society of America [Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Fate; Dr. Mid-Nite]; Abra Kadabra; Iris Allen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

John Broome mistakenly listed as writer on splash page; Gardner Fox properly credited in Table of Contents. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Trail of the False Green Lanterns! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; T. O. Morrow; Iris West (cameo); Carol Ferris (cameo)
Reprints:

The Call Went Out -- And You Answered!! (Table of Contents)

Dial H for Hero / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for the new "Dial H for Hero" feature.

This is Your Invitation to an Instant Classic! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for Detective Comics #500. Cover is depicted.

More Whirlwind Adventures of the Flash (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for the Flash series. Covers to #294 and #295 are depicted.

3 Powerful Puzzlers! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue. Border is comprised of many small drawings of the Flash in flip book-style action.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flash and His Friends!
    The Flash
  2. 1. The Flash and his Friends!
  3. 2. The Pied Piper's Double Doom!
    The Flash
  4. 3. The See-Nothing Spells of Abra Kadabra!
    The Flash
  5. 4. Trail of the False Green Lanterns!
    The Flash
  6. 5. The Call Went Out -- And You Answered!!
    Dial H for Hero
  7. 6. This is Your Invitation to an Instant Classic!
  8. 7. More Whirlwind Adventures of the Flash
    The Flash
  9. 8. 3 Powerful Puzzlers!
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer